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Katie Kloth
Iron County Jail
300 Taconite Street
Hurley, WI 54534

On February 4, while supporting the No DAPL struggle, Krow (Katie Kloth) was assaulted and arrested by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer (there is video of the incident below). She was walking on a public road, away from the Sacred Stone camp, when she was chased down by the officer. It is believed that she was specifically targeted because of her ongoing involvement and visibility within the No DAPL resistance, which had resulted in two arrests on misdemeanor charges previous to this incident. Krow was also known at Standing Rock for being an advocate for creating a unified front in fighting the pipeline.

On April 12, Krow turned herself into the custody of North Dakota law enforcement to await extradition to Wisconsin to face charges of violating felony probation. For the next three weeks, friends and supporters weren’t sure of Krow’s whereabouts as she was transferred across states. Now we finally have confirmation that she is in Wisconsin’s Iron County Jail—the same jail where she previously served nine months for defending Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills from mining in 2013.

MAY PRISONER BIRTHDAYS from prisonbooks.info:

May 12th, 1952
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
James V Allred Unit 2101 FM 369North
Iowa Park TX 76367

Xinachtli was the national coordinator of the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Defense Committee, which led the struggle to free Mexican national Aldape Guerra from Texas’ death row after he was framed by Houston police. In addition, Xinachtli spearheaded the National Movement of La Raza, Stop the Violence Youth Committee and the Prisoners Solidarity Committee in Houston. Xinachtli was an NGO delegate before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights where he exposed the U.S. government’s dismal human rights record and its human rights violations of U.S. political prisoners. On July 18, 1996, Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, attempted to assassinate Xinachtli but was thwarted when Xinachtli disarmed him. For this he was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Address envelope to Alvaro Luna Hernandez

May 27, 1953
USP Canaan
P.O. Box 300 Waymart, PA 18472

Kojo Bomani Sababu is a New Afrikan Prisoner of War serving a 55 year sentence. Kojo was captured on December 19th 1975 along with anarchist Ojore Lutalo during a bank expropriation. He was subsequently charged with conspiracy for an alleged plan to use rockets, hand grenades and a helicopter in an attempt to free Puerto Rican Prisoner of War Oscar Lopez Rivera from the federal prison where he was serving.

May 31st, 1969
Keith Lamar
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown OH 44505-4635

In April of 1993 hundreds of prisoners at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility took control of one of the facility’s wings for 11 days before it was forcibly taken back over. The rebellion was composed of a temporarily united front of prisoners across racial, religious, and gang divisions that produced 21 demands centered on basic human rights. During the uprising several prisoner informants and a guard were killed. Bomani is accused of ordering the deaths of five inmates during the uprising and is now on death row. Address envelope to Keith Lamar.

May 31st, 1985
FCI Edgefield
Post Office Box 725
Edgefield, SC 29824

Douglas and four others were arrested on May 1st, 2012 and accused of plotting a series of bombings, including of an area bridge. The FBI, working with an informant, created the scheme, produced the explosives, and coerced them into participating.